A lawyer with nearly 30 years’ experience, Nancy L. Kourland is a Chapter 11 bankruptcy litigator in New York City. As a longtime New Yorker, Nancy L. Kourland supports a number of city groups and nonprofits, including the Central Park Conservancy.
The Central Park Conservancy is a nonprofit created in 1980 by residents who were concerned about the care and improvement of Central Park, an 843-acre urban park on the island of Manhattan. After witnessing two decades of steady decline, the first thing the Central Park Conservancy did was raise money from city residents, businesses, and foundations to go forward with projects aimed at the upkeep, maintenance, renovations, and restorations of the park facilities.
Today, Central Park is one of the most frequented parks in the United States. It’s also a highly popular setting for paintings, movies, television shows, and novels. Lined with public art, the park features walking and biking trails, gardens, a castle, and a carousel. Also home to the Central Park Zoo and the Central Park Ice Skating Rink, the park plays host to concerts and many more programs aimed at children, families, and adults. The Central Park Conservancy maintains the world-class beauty and history this park brings for the millions of the people who visit each year.
Since 2009, Nancy L. Kourland has served as an associate at Rosen & Associates, PC, based out of New York City. In this position, she represents debtors and creditors found in chapter 11 cases. She also partakes in bankruptcy and district court appearances. Active within her community, Nancy L. Kourland regularly donates her time to several nonprofit endeavors, one of which is the Central Park Conservancy (CPC).
Established in 1980 by a group of concerned individuals, the CPC works to preserve, and maintain the integrity of, Central Park. With 40 million annual visitors, the park remains the most frequently visited urban park in the country. As a result, the Conservancy provides crew members to aerate lawns, rake leaves, plant shrubs, maintain the drainage system, and protect the lakes and streams from pollution and algae.
Throughout the year, the CPC hosts events at Central Park for individuals and families to attend. One event, Birding Basics for Families, is scheduled to be held on May 31, 2015, at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center inside Central Park. Geared toward those ages five and older, this free event features members of the New York City Audubon Society, who will teach attendees how to spot birds that migrate to the area.